Barn build thread

jimdad07

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I've started a 28x50 timber framed barn, two story. First floor is going to be 12' to the ceiling for tractor and metal work, 2nd floor will be strictly wood shop. Tired of wrenching in the yard and tired of not having enough room to do my woodworking. As of right now I have a slab poured and started sawing beams. First beam I finished sawing last night, 10x16x21'. Hopefully I'll be able to do more tonight.


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jimdad07

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good on ya. what kinda spacing you gonna use?
The bents are on 12.5' centers, floor joists going from bent to bent will be on 2' centers both cut at 5x8's.

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you need to get busy if you gonna beat the weather. guessing this may be a slow process,eh?
 
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What kind of mill are you using?
 
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you need to get busy if you gonna beat the weather. guessing this may be a slow process,eh?
One of the tricks to a timber frame is to cut it and erect it in the fall then let it season and settle until spring. Then finish. I used to restore timber frames back in the day. Always wanted to build one from scratch.
 

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So is it going to be a true timber frame?
Yes it is. I haven't been able to mill any more yet, hopefully tomorrow but I'm starting to lay out some joinery on the first tie beam. Starting with the most complicated joint, the scarf joint. It'll be a big one at 64" long, undersquinted and wedged in the middle. Going to be a total of 9 scarf joints in the frame, four of them at 40" long and five at 64" long. After the next tie beam is cut I'm going to start cutting joinery.

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Jimmy in NC

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Yes it is. I haven't been able to mill any more yet, hopefully tomorrow but I'm starting to lay out some joinery on the first tie beam. Starting with the most complicated joint, the scarf joint. It'll be a big one at 64" long, undersquinted and wedged in the middle. Going to be a total of 9 scarf joints in the frame, four of them at 40" long and five at 64" long. After the next tie beam is cut I'm going to start cutting joinery.

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Scarf? Didn't know you were sleding. Thought this was about building a barn!

Good luck with the project Jim.
 

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You should get yourself one of them garages in a box and plumb a woodstove in it so you can work in the rain and snow .
I might be able to get a hold of a big ole Army dining tent. Wife's uncle has one.

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